2014 TOURAINE LES SAUTERELLES Domaine de Pierre, Lionel Gosseaume
Masses of fruit and just a hint of asparagus. Decent enough price and certainly not industrial.
Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com
2013 LE PETIT ROY 13ème Année Domaine Jean Royer
’Le Petit Roy’ is simply a Vin de France because it is made up of eveything that does not make it into Jean-Marie's Châteaneuf cuvées, and as such carries no vintage on the label, only ’13eme anné... ( more info )
2013 GRECANTE Grechetto Colli Martani Arnaldo-Caprai
The 2013 Grecante is a brilliant return to its best. An old favourite of ours - this year Grecante really delivers everything you could wish for. Perky and bright but in a lovely smooth mineral w... ( more info )
2014 VIOGNIER Les Gendrines Côtes du Rhône Domaine Pierre Gaillard
Pure Viognier (though not stated on the label). Very pure, fresh and bright with positive and fine fruit and a hint of almond stone dryness to the finish. Lovely texture and quite seductive. 'Les Gendrines'... ( more info )
2008 QUINTA DO NOVAL Late Bottled Vintage
Rich, full, thick and plummy, this has a subtle dryness too which makes it somehow both lush and bracing. It is a gorgeous modern and yet traditional take on the vintage style. Brilliant value.
2012 MISSIONVALE Chardonnay Bouchard Finlayson
The name Missionvale stems from the mission hospital established on the domain property in the early 19th century. This bottling shows a youthful feel from a great vintage, expressing fine intens... ( more info )
2008 TASSINAIA Castello del Terriccio
The 2008 Tassinaia is slightly less exuberant than the 2007, a slightly more 'straight up' style, although still full and even creamy on the palate - reminiscent of the brilliant 2004. The propor... ( more info )
2009 TITUS Cabernet Franc Titus Vineyards
Our 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Franc has an intensely deep ruby color. The complex nose offers aromas of blueberry, boysenberry, violets, crushed sage, bell pepper, peppercorn and oak spice. Well... ( more info )
LARMANDIER-BERNIER 'Longitude' Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut 1er Cru
This is a touch more full bodied than the Tradition, even though it is 100% Chardonnay, with some evolved notes yet still very elegant and long. Now labelled as 'Longitude.'